Sarah Walsh is a young woman...
- Education Professionals
Feeling that the National Curriculum had become a bit stale, headteacher Val Sian decided to pursue some radical ideas for independent learning.
Three-part lessons and conventional lesson planning became a thing of the past at Kippax Greenfield Primary School, and more power and responsibility was handed to the students.
The change has been successful - the school near Leeds has progressed from an Ofsted "satisfactory" to "outstanding" in five years - but has not been without its challenges.
Moreover, independent learning has not been implemented on its own but alongside a rigorous behaviour policy and a big change of culture for teachers.
Part of the series: Professional Skills